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Subject: Visit by Cuban Trade Unionists, 20th, 21st March

This week, Cuban Trades Unionists,  Helena Gómez: a member of Provincial Tourism Trade Union (SNTHT) in Matanzas and    Yuniel Espinosa Reyes: Regional Secretary of the Energy and Mining Trade Union (SNTE) in Ciego de Avila province  and also a member of the SNTE National Executive  are visiting Scotland  as part of a Trade Union Tour to celebrate Cuba 60.

On Wednesday 20th, they will be speaking at the Cross Party Group on Cuba at the Scottish Parliament. The meeting will be in CR5 at 6pm, and is open to the public. If you plan to attend you can either call the Parliament to give them your name, or email us and we'll pass it on.

On Thursday 21st they will be at the STUC, Woodlands Rd, Glasgow for a  celebration of Cuba 60 from 7.30pm. There will be an opportunity to hear from our visitors, along with Cuban cocktails and music!

AGM Tuesday 5th March 2019 4:30pm Kinbuck Stirling - speak to your local rep re VC locations

Officer Reports:

Feb 2019 Pay Ballot Result - 60:40 split in favour of acceptance with a 51% turnout 

PAY INFO - April 2018

Provision of a car at work - the SEPA 2012 car policy states:
1.1       Pool Vehicles Pool vehicles are provided to allow SEPA employees to undertake their official business without them having to use their own private vehicle.  No employee should use their own private vehicle for business use unless: 
  • Public transport is unsuitable for use
  • A SEPA designated pool vehicle is not available for use
  • A driver with a vehicle under the SEPA Leased Car Scheme is not undertaking the same journey.
  • Vehicle sharing is unavailable or unsuitable
If an employee is required to use their own vehicle, authorisation must be obtained from their line manager prior to travel.